Such Wicked Intent

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When his grieving father orders the destruction of the Dark Library, Victor retrieves a book in which he finds the promise of not just communicating with the dead, but entering their realm, and soon he, Elizabeth, and Henry are in the spirit world of Château Frankenstein, creating and growing a body.



My review:


Who will go rogue? Who will lose their mind? Who is the wicked?

In the sequel to “This Dark Endeavor”, Victor, Konrad, Elizabeth and Henry are transported into a paranormal spirit world. Alchemy and potent potions will first lend to superior strengths, but won’t stand against time. Slowly, these characters go through their own little nightmares influenced by grim and dark forces from the other side. 

“Here's all I know: that the world is uncontrollable. Chaos reigns. That anything and everything might be possible. I won't subscribe to any rational system again. Nothing will bind me.” 
― Kenneth Oppel, Such Wicked Intent

One by one their minds play tricks on one another, or pull them away from each other. Will the power over what they have created in the spirit world tear them apart or save them?

“I'm just trying to spare you hurt. Her love for Konrad is like the foundation of the earth." 
"The earth sometimes shifts.” 

― Kenneth Oppel, Such Wicked Intent

Or is the other side so compelling that it will collapse with them and all they know and love?

This was a super enjoyable read. An easy intro to the paranormal genre. Again, it was well written, good pace and you never know what happens around the next page. Since the characters were already established in the previous novel, you won’t get to delve into more character development. Instead it focuses more on action, plot and scenery. Keeping the reader on his toes solving the riddle of the wicked!